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Lecturer - Physics - College of Letters & Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 13th, 2020

Last review date: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified, part-time or full-time, temporary, non-tenure track lecturers to teach a range of physics courses, should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of available positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Positions may range from 17% to 100% time.

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, and large size undergraduate lower and/or upper-division lecture, seminar and/or laboratory courses in Physics. In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties may include: holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g. syllabus), creating and grading exams and homework, and using a learning management system (e.g. bCourses) and/or maintaining a course website.

Basic qualifications: must have an advanced degree or be enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (by start date): Completion of Master’s degree or an equivalent international degree. Candidates must already be authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Physics or a related field in the Physical Sciences (Astrophysics, Engineering Physics, Mathematics), and one year of college-level teaching experience are preferred.

Minimum starting annual full-time (100%) salary rate is based on an academic year salary of $56,381. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is in a represented bargaining unit.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02578.

When completing the online application, applicants should be sure to select the appropriate courses they prefer to teach from the list of “specializations” provided. A description of the Physics undergraduate courses can be found at http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/physics/.

Letters of reference will only be solicited for the finalists.

All letters solicited from references will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications will be accepted through April 6, 2021 to accommodate future course needs and new applicants. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April/May; for spring semester in October/November; and in April/May for summer session. The pool will close on April 6, 2021; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application.

Please direct questions to Physics Department - Academic Personnel, physicsap@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Job location

Berkeley, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Current Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Student Evaluations of Teaching - including quantitative scores and students' written comments.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)